Christmas


Here at disinformation HQ we’ve long been fans of Saturnalia and Winter Solstice celebrations, and there’s a strong pro-Krampus faction to boot. There are some holiday traditions we haven’t adopted yet, however,…





George Monbiot blames the “global bullshit industry” for the commercial nature of Christmas. I’m not sure this is exactly breaking news, but it’s still fun to read Monbiot’s never-failing progressive take on…









I watch this every year at Christmas time. It frightened the holy hell out of me as a child, but now it just make me think. We’re not any closer to this “peace” we talk about at this time of year, are we? Maybe 2013 will be different. WAR IS OVER! (if you want it.)





The “Buy Nothing Christmas” campaign from Adbusters’Kalle Lasn has attracted the attention of the New York Times: If you haven’t finished your holiday shopping yet, don’t bother. Skip the mall and the…


The late December holidays in America used to be known as “the season to be jolly,” with our streets festooned with bright lights, groups caroling, shopping galore, gift giving and cheer. This…





One of my favorite sites, io9, had some great recommendations for whatever geeky holiday you may celebrate (Saturnalia, Festivus… Wookie Life Day) for just about every variety of nerd there is. They left…


A couple of students at the steadfastly Mormon Brigham Young University test their classmates’ receptiveness to this most pagan of holiday traditions. You may be surprised. Looks like there’s a kiss or two that goes beyond friendly…and one response that is anything but. Any thoughts on the effects of religious repression on the libido? Ever dated someone who was highly religious? How’d that go?


For once the police are called to a Christmas brawl and none of my relatives are implicated. From Bernat Armangue at Huffington Post:

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — The annual cleaning of one of Christianity’s holiest churches deteriorated into a brawl between rival clergy Wednesday, as dozens of monks feuding over sacred space at the Church of the Nativity battled each other with brooms until police intervened.

The ancient church, built over the traditional site of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, is shared…